|Programmable Assembly, Three Short Examples. - Stanford Hand Eye Project|
The first segment demonstrates the arm's ability to dynamically adjust for position and orientation changes. The task is to mount a bearing and seal on a crankshaft. Next, the arm is shown changing tools and recovering from a run-time error. Finally, a cinematic first: two robot arms cooperating to assemble a hinge.
Keywords: robot arm; Stanford AI Lab; SAILDART; SAIL film
|Display Simulations of 6-Legged Walking|
A display simulation of a 6-legged ant-like walker getting over various obstacles. The research is aimed at a planetary rover that would get around by walking. This cartoon favorite beats Mickey Mouse hands down; or rather, feet down. By D.I. Okhotsimsky, et al, Insitute of Applied Mathematics -- USSR Academy of Science, titles translated by Stanford AI Lab and edited by Suzanne Kandra. Was a 16mm black and white, silent, 10 minutes, 1972...
Keywords: robot walker; six legged robot; early computer animation; Stanford AI Lab; SAILDART film
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|Orbital Skyhooks - Hans Moravec|
Two parts of computer simulation depicting a dynamic orbital skyhook, a cable in a sub synchronous orbit that rotates to touch the planet surface. The first part shows a touch down and take off of an end of the cable at a hypothetical space port in Africa. The second segment shows an animated diagram of the cable skyhook as it rotates and orbits to "walk" the planet surface. Shot directly off a video monitor - low image quality...
Keywords: space elevator; orbital skyhook; Stanford AI Lab; SAILDART; SAIL film; Hans Moravec